Red Lobster is an American casual dining restaurant chain that is owned and operated by Darden Restaurants, Inc., headquartered in Orlando, Florida. The company also has operations in Canada, the United Arab Emirates, and Japan. As of May 29, 2011, there are 698 Red Lobster locations worldwide.

Red Lobster was founded in 1968 by entrepreneurs Bill Darden and Charley Woodsby. Originally billed as a "Harbor for Seafood Lovers", the first restaurant in Lakeland, Florida, was followed by several others throughout the southeast. In 1970, General Mills acquired Red Lobster as a five-unit company. With new backing, the chain expanded rapidly in the 1980s.



New Menu Items

Red Lobster New Item: 

  • Sriracha Grilled Shrimp, wood grilled shrimp topped with Sriracha glaze, served with Sriracha aioli, part of the current all you can eat Endless Shrimp promotion, price varies by market.

Availability: Through Nov. 2, 2014

Endless Shrimp

Endless Shrimp Returns to Red Lobster

Starting Monday, September 1st, 2014 Red Lobster’s Endless Shrimp, the number one guest requested promotion, is back for a limited time. This year, guests can satisfy their shrimp cravings with six delicious shrimp varieties.

Guests can enjoy as much shrimp as they like, any way they like, from the Endless Shrimp menu and can even mix and match different preparations. The offer comes with a fresh salad and unlimited Cheddar Bay Biscuits.

Flavor selections include:

  • New! Sriracha Grilled Shrimp
  • Parmesan Shrimp Scampi
  • Hand-Breaded Shrimp
  • Garlic Shrimp Scampi
  • Shrimp Linguini Alfredo
  • Coconut Shrimp Bites

Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix in Stores

I spotted these at Walmart and decided to give them a try. The biscuit mix is pretty close to supermarket standby Bisquick, with the addition of some buttermilk powder and a good bit more fat added to the mixture. Add some shredded cheese and water to the mix, scoop it out into biscuits, and bake at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes. While the biscuits are baking, you melt down some butter, and add the seasoning packet. Once the biscuits are hot out of the oven, you brush the butter on the biscuits. It's a piece of cake all around, and my kitchen ended up a lot cleaner than when I make biscuits from scratch.

Shrimp Slaw

Red Lobster Recipe

Serves 6-8

3 cups shredded cabbage
1 1/2 cups shredded spinach
1 cup very thinly sliced celery
8 ounces petite shrimp, cooked, peeled, and deveined

1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons honey

In a large bowl, toss vegetables together with shrimp. Mix ingredients for dressing until smooth. Toss vegetables together with dressing. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Mix well before serving.


Red Lobster Copycat Recipe

10 oz. package Lorna Doone cookies, crushed
1/4 lb. melted butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 envelope Knox gelatin

16 oz. cream cheese
8 oz. sour cream
2 eggs
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
crushed cookie crumbs for garnish

To make crust: Mix crumbs with butter, sugar, and gelatin. Pat out evenly over bottom of a greased 9" springform pan. Bake at 350, for exactly 8 minutes.

To make filling: Beat with electric mixer: cream cheese, sour cream, beat with electric mixer: cream cheese, sour cream, eggs, butter, cornstarch, sugar and vanilla.When filling is perfectly smooth and creamy, pour into crust. Return to 350 oven and bake 30−35 min. or until knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 20 minutes before cutting. Sprinkle top with cookie crumbs.